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Thornton Tomasetti Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of interesting projects and good mentors (in 7 reviews)

  • Great projects from all over world and super experienced project managers (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance because of the work load (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours, with no organized recognition for efforts or successes (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Classic "Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Without a doubt, very notable projects. Respectable history

    Cons

    Here again....too many Chiefs....extremely top heavy....but no avenues or opportunity if your not an engineer...period. A real "good ol boys " structure.
    Too many long hour runs, over nighters due to being understaffed on "production" end.
    Due to being a private company, the end of year "bonus" is only good at the "Chiefs level" and/or office director level...certainly wasn't good during my stretch...more of an insult than a bonus. When an employee "lives it and breaths it" and "does what it takes" management should show it.
    Arrogance of management....absolutely no reason for it...can't feel like a team when an employee is criticized in front of others or all employees are being told to "be like me" or "be like ...." No kidding.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook those who "are" the company....the junior engineer staff, the production staff, the office support staff......everyone, not just the "yes men".
    Again, control the arrogance...leading by example doesn't need words attached..it is noticed and emulated easy.
    Re-evaluate careers ladders for all....not just engineers. Believe it or not these non-engineer types enjoy and are proud of their careers and should be rewarded accordingly.


  2. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open-minded, relaxed atmosphere, involved, leadership

    Cons

    Nothing, love this opportunity


  3. "it's mixed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are really good to work with. Generally very collaborative and helpful and supportive. Projects are interesting, if you're on the right team. Lots of good internal resources.

    Cons

    Long work hours, but salaries are only middle of the pack. (This is OK if you get paid overtime, but it's rougher if you're on salary.) As the company has grown, the amount of bureaucracy has increased

    Advice to Management

    corporate bureaucracy sometimes gets in the way of getting projects done efficiently. focus your efforts more on streamlining the way people work, not on generating more tracking logs and financial reports.


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  5. "A company that cares"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really care about employees and will work with you to find a job/department that best suits your interests and abilities. Also flexible in allowing time for family

    Cons

    It is a company that works on fast paced high profile projects so days are long and when a project is really picking up 50-70hour work weeks are the norm.


  6. "Chicago Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great projects for SE's. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    Pay was kind of low for the work load/stress.


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Good engineers and nice people

    Cons

    Need more diversity at top leadership


  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very smart and good colleagues

    Cons

    Poor woork life balance and an inadequate salary to make up for it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "first 5 years out of school"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Thornton Tomasetti full-time

    Pros

    Well known in the industry, interesting projects to potentially work on, availability to travel for work, very bright minds and if you put the effort in you can get some great mentoring.

    Cons

    In some offices it's easy to just become another cog in the machine working on some large scale projects, hard to stand out, salaries are not competitive, since there are many lower level engineers as of recently there does not feel like there is much room for movement up the ladder. The company is expanding rapidly. In my experience you really have to luck out with getting on a good project team to feel as though you're really getting the most out of your job here.


  10. "TT or bust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people and good company

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough indians

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you know


  11. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offered wonderful learning experience; fun atmosphere; respectful, helpful and intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. I was given all of the opportunities I could have asked for as an intern.


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